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13 October 2010

Pacific Tomato Growers, Coalition of Immokalee Workers Sign Landmark Agreement for Social Responsibility in Florida Tomato Fields [USA]

Author: Pacific Tomato Growers, Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Pacific Tomato Growers, one of the country's oldest and largest tomato producers [part of Sunripe Produce], and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), the Florida-based farmworker organization spearheading the Campaign for Fair Food, have signed an...

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28 September 2010

[PDF] Inquiry into the role and oversight of private security contractors in Afghanistan

Author: United States Senate Committee on Armed Services

The proliferation of private security personnel in Afghanistan is inconsistent with the counterinsurgency strategy...Afghan warlords and strongmen operating as force providers to private security contractors have acted against U.S. and Afghan...

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21 May 2010

A Campaign for Fair Food - The Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Author: Andrew Stelzer, Latino USA, National Public Radio

At today’s piece rate, Florida farmworkers have to pick more than two-and-a-half tons of tomatoes to earn the equivalent of Florida’s minimum wage for a 10-hour workday. And, because of exclusions from key labor reform measures, farmworkers do not...

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22 February 2010
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Author: Fédération internationale des ligues des Droits de l'Homme (FIDH)

Meryem Medhi, cadre abusivement licenciée par la multinationale British Gas [BG Group], poursuit une grève de la faim de plus de 70 jours. L’entreprise se tait, les autorités laissent faire. Mais Meryem est le symbole de la souffrance de milliers de...

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17 November 2009

At Florida Tomato Protests, Backlash [USA]

Author: Barry Estabrook, Atlantic [USA]

For the past several weeks the CIW [Coalition of Immokalee Workers] has been holding demonstrations at stores operated by Publix Super Markets.. Publix has been unresponsive to years of requests that it join the coalition's Campaign for Fair Food, a...

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17 October 2009

Farmworkers picket Publix wanting grocery chain to pay more for tomatoes [USA]

Author: Liz Freeman, Naples Daily News [USA]

About 50 farmworkers and supporters of Immokalee farmworkers picketed a Publix in Naples on Saturday morning, calling for the Florida-based grocer to pay more for tomatoes and take a stand against inhumane conditions for tomato pickers... The...

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25 September 2009

Farm Workers' Wages to Increase Under Labor Agreement

Author: Jane Black, Washington Post

In what Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis called a "huge victory" for farm workers, one of the country's largest food service companies announced Friday that it will buy winter tomatoes only from growers that pay a fair wage and offer good working...

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10 September 2009

Politics of the Plate: Has Chipotle Saved the Tomato Slaves? [USA]

Author: Barry Estabrook, Gourmet Magazine [USA]

For the first time, a major Florida tomato producer, East Coast Growers and Packers, has implemented the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’(CIW) “Fair Food” program, breaking ranks with the dozen or so Florida companies that raise and ship most of the...

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29 April 2009

USA: Compass subsidiary Bon Appetit in agreement on working conditions with Florida farmworkers - threatens boycott of growers that do not participate

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29 April 2009

A Squeeze for Tomato Growers [USA]

Author: Jane Black, Washington Post

Appalled by instances of what federal prosecutors have described as slavery, executives of one of the nation's largest food service companies promise to boycott Florida tomatoes if growers [through the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange] do not agree to...

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